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All images by Andrew Duthie, courtesy Lane Motor Museum
Faithful readers of Hemmings titles, and indeed, faithful devotees to the old car hobby, are well aware of the delightful Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. We have featured Museum founder Jeff Lane and his amazing collection of nearly 330 vehicles in special stories in Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Motor News and Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, and Jeff and his team continue to add exciting vehicles and educational displays to the Museum.
Because the Lane Motor Museum is a non-profit organization, they have to raise funds to keep the doors open and maintain the collection. The organization had a great idea for 2010, hosting the inaugural Rally for The Lane, an event in which participants bought the right to drive one of the Museum’s cars.
This event was such a hit that they are repeating it for 2011, and doing one better by offering two rallies: one on Saturday, September 24, 2011, and another on Saturday, October 1.
Tickets are now on sale, and registration is available online at www.lanemotormuseum.org/rally-for-the-lane.
We’ll let them explain how it works:
The event incorporates a gimmick rally, so there will be questions to answer along the way, though participation is optional. The price to drive one of the museum’s cars ranges from $400 – $800 per vehicle. In total, 41 vehicles are available for registration. Some vehicles allow two participants and some allow four, though all vehicles are limited to a maximum of two drivers. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age with a valid driver’s license, and all passengers must be at least 16 years old. Participants will receive an official Rally poster and t-shirt as well as a one-year membership to Lane Motor Museum.
The rally itself will begin with a pre-tour breakfast sponsored by Brad Phillips of Hagerty Collector Car Insurance and a personal driving lesson of the registered vehicle. The rally will then travel more than 70 miles to Lynchburg, TN, where participants will be served lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House and participate in a guided tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery. The rally will then return to the museum for a private reception and tour of the museum’s basement collection as well as a trophy presentation. Following the official activities of the Rally for The Lane, an optional group dinner has been planned at Ellendale’s restaurant in Nashville.
To learn more about this event, visit the website or call 615-742-7445.